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Olive Garden

Darden real-estate spin-off to lease to other restaurant companies

In a letter to shareholders, the company said 424 former Darden properties will be spun off into the trust company, Four Corners Property Trust, and that additional properties will be acquired and leased.

Marketing

Chains make the most of a viral moment on social media

Rather than fight the momentum of a wacky or outlandish social post, some operators are jumping in on the joke.

Spring lamb, one of nature's finest offerings, is now appearing on menus across the country. Here's how some restaurants are plating this truly seasonal fare.

The restaurant company saw Q1 sales grow across all brands, including Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse.

We know because we tried to buy one, and timed the experience.

Another week, another Guinness Record. Olive Garden tries to fix a bad idea. An upstate New York restaurant gets certified. And, really, wasn’t it just a matter of time before Jon Bon Jovi found his way into The Week in Ideas?

The company raised its outlook for the full fiscal year.

One brand stood out among the eateries preferred by teens, who continue to spend more at restaurants than they do at clothing stores.

Bad ideas. Good ideas. Questionable ideas. And a couple of restaurants doing what restaurants are supposed to do: show hospitality.

The organization wants the Italian chain’s ad schedule curbed.

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